This Narrow House by Caramel Architects Encloses a Courtyard Garden

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 22, 2014
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Architecture studio Caramel designed the 'CJ5 House,' a narrow house located in Vienna, Austria. The home, which was designed as a family home and workspace, is situated on a scant plot spanning five meters wide.

Due to local planning regulations, the home was limited to two stories; however, the architects were able to stretch the house in length. Orienting the home in this way created leftover space for a courtyard garden in the center of the house. A sunken seating area and first-floor balcony are featured in the garden, while is entirely visible from the living room and rear office, thanks to a full-height glazing.

The architects explain, "The 'room in room system' creates views through all the rooms of the living and office areas and out onto the central external element – the garden atrium."